Real Estate Tax Collection

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Tax Collection (Part 3)

DUE DATES
REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS
COUNTY/TOWNSHIP:
     DISCOUNT:  March 1 through April 30
     FACE:  May 1 through June 30
     PENALTY:  July 1 through December 31
SCHOOL:
     DISCOUNT:  July 1 through August 31
     FACE:  September 1 through October 31
     PENALTY:  November 1 through December 31
EXCEPTIONS:
If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday
(PA or US), payment may be considered timely if it is tendered
or postmarked on the next business day.
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Tax Payment Information

TAX COLLECTOR – BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP

 

TAX COLLECTOR:    Peter K. Rosswaag

TELEPHONE:                        610-982-9789

E-MAIL:                       ruswog@verizon.net

WEBSITE:                  Bridgetontownshiptaxcollector.wordpress.com

OFFICE HOURS:       Last two weeks of DISCOUNT (April & August of each year)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings

9 a.m. to noon

1774 River Road

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972-9417

OTHER HOURS:       Please call ahead for an appointment.

SPECIAL NEEDS:     Will be accommodated.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:           Personal check to:

Peter K. Rosswaag, Tax Collector

POB 22

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972-9417

You may also pay by credit card (three percent fee) or e-check ($3.00 fee) at www.officialpayments.com or call 800-272-9829.  Use Jurisdiction Code 7838.

Note:   Fees are imposed by Official Payments for the use of this option.

Tax Collection 101 (Part 1)

REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS
Preferred Method of Payment:
The preferred method of paying your real estate tax is via personal check, forwarded to:
     Peter K. Rosswaag, POB 22, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
IF you want a receipted copy of your tax bill, please:
     1)  Return BOTH copies of your tax bill; and
     2)  Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Multiple Parcels:
You may combine your tax payments for multiple parcels and forward a single check.
     Exception:  see below (“Co-mingled Funds”).
Co-mingled Funds:
Please prepare and forward SEPARATE checks for county/township vs. school taxes.
     Checks are deposited into two separate bank accounts.
Escrow Accounts:
If a bank or mortgage company escrows your taxes, please forward your bill to them immediately.
     I will also forward a copy of your bill IF so requested by your bank or mortage company.
“Timely Payment” means:
A payment must be received, or postmarked, on or before the due date(s) found on your bill.
After December 15:
If paying after December 15th, no personal checks may be accepted.
     Please forward an official bank check or money order.
After December 31 (deadline):
A tax collector has no authority to accept payments after December 31st of each year.
     After December 31st, payment arrangements must be made as follows:
     1)  County/township bills:  contact Bucks County, Tax Claim Bureau:  215-348-6276; and/or
     2)  School bills:  contact Portnoff Law Associates:  866-211-9466.
HELPFUL HINTS
Please scrutinize your check!  Please include your parcel number on the “memo” line.
The most common errors on a personal check:
     1)  The written amount does not match the numerical amount.
     2)  No signature!
     3)  Undated or post-dated checks.  Please do not ask me to “hold” your check.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Homestead/Farmstead Information:  County of Bucks / Board of Assessment:  215-348-6219
PA Property Tax Relief:  888-222-9190
Bucks County Board of Assessment:  215-348-6231
Tax Collector:  Peter K. Rosswaag:  610-982-9789

Tax Collection 101 (Part 2)

REAL ESTATE TAX PAYMENTS
You may also pay your real estate tax bill by choosing an electronic payment method.
Payment Options:
E-CHECK
CREDIT CARD
Secure website of Official Payments Corporation:
https://www.officialpayments.com/index.jsp
Telephone:  1-800-272-9829
You will need the following:
Parcel number;
Item number;
Total tax being paid;
Telephone number; and
Jurisdiction code:  #7838
NOTE!
FEES are imposed (by Official Payments) for the use of this service.
Fees are as follows:
E-CHECK:  $3
CREDIT CARD:  3%
TELEPHONE:  same fees apply:  1-800-272-9829
IF you want a receipted copy of your tax bill, please:
     1)  Forward BOTH copies of your tax bill; and
     2)  Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Forward to:
     Peter K. Rosswaag, Tax Collector
     POB 22
     Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

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